I had a hunch this would be my best Fourth of July Celebration ever...and it was! Here's why....4th grader Dane Williams and brother Cole who is in the 2nd grade, made our day by becoming our youngest (and possibly most eager) Road Warriors to date. We are so impressed with these two fine young men who plan to ride their bikes 100 miles (or more!) to honor and help our military heroes. They will be logging miles in their home town of Mount Vernon Washington while Grandma Carole will put in her miles right here in Pleasanton. Dane is already a veteran fundraiser, having raised $5,000 for children with cancer...by selling lemonade! We are proud as punch (forgive the pun) for adding Dane and Cole to our ranks.
The hot weather didn't detour people away from the Road Warriors 2010 booth one single bit. Today 10 people signed up and we got to meet our local VFW head honcho, Doug Miller who asked, "What can I do for you?" If that doesn't perfectly express the heart of our military, I don't know what does. Mr. Miller knows many many wounded warriors locally and we are going to see what we can do to match up some wounded warriors with Road Warriors and gift them with some incredible prizes and experiences. This is a big dream and goal of ours. We'll keep you posted.
Thanks to Don Hougue from Pleasanton Boy Scout Troop 908 --he's going to post our link on his troop's website with the hopes of encouraging some of his scouts to log some backcountry miles as Road Warriors. Shout out to Nola Gill and Bob Gill, Kara Simone, Sean Medina who likes to run trails, Larry and Jan Valco, Pat Murry who walks everyday and Marti Christiansen for opening up their hearts to our cause and promising to put their boots on the ground until Veterans Day.
Here's our RW booth looking very patriotic indeed.
Visitors picked up info packets, signed up, and gave our
homemade Hazelnut Biscotti rave reviews.
We want to thank Jerri Long for her warm welcome today and the Pleasanton Parks and Community Services Dept. for inviting us to particpate in our Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. It was unforgettable!